Good news, everyone:
From Monday the Guardian is handing over control of its features content to 10 young trainee journalists… Here they describe the topics they want to explore and debate – the media, sex, food, employment, globalisation and more.
Thrilling, isn’t it? All that exploring and debating by the titans of tomorrow as they probe “the issues that matter to us and why.” They have a mission statement and everything:
We are all members of Generation Y – those born between the early 80s and early 00s.
And this, in itself, is somehow fascinating and a basis for applause.
Like every generation, we think we see things differently from the ones that came before us. Also like every generation, we face rapid change that we don’t fully understand – for instance, are we really digital natives, or just magpies collecting shiny things? Are we doomed? Is our future a dystopian IRL news feed of being screwed over by landlords/elected officials/ill-judged sexts?
With such pressing questions in mind,
For one week, we will share our perspectives on the media, globalisation, sex and pop culture,
Media, globalisation, sex and pop culture. Wooh, yeah. Can the system cope with this avalanche of intellectual boldness?
These are some of the pieces we will be bringing you:
Buzzfeed’s Beastmaster explains the cat thing.
Everything you wanted to know about trans sex lives and were rude enough to ask.
Why Clueless defines Gen Y better than any other single cultural artefact.
As you can see, it’s “a week for everyone,” brought to you by an “eclectic mix of voices that have yet to be heard.” And so let’s meet some of these eclectic debaters and explorers, this hot and sassy new Guardian team.